Well, Tommy The Turkey tasted pretty darn good! As you can see, he turned a nice golden roasted color. My homebrew beer brined turkey experiment was a success!
As far as taste, the saltiness of the brine was definitely present. The turkey was juicy. The flavor of the two beers I used, a pilsner and SMASH made with nugget hops, was very present, but not overpowering. My boys loved it. The in-laws definitely liked it. Even my wife, who doesn’t love turkey or beer, said it was good. Leftovers stayed very juicy and moist. When reheated, there was a smell of brew in the air.
Would I do it again? SURE WOULD! Next time, I would definitely get the bigger ziplock bags (5 gallon size). I may soak it for longer. I would definitely go bigger than the 14 pound bird I used this year.